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Advancing Clinical Care, Education & Research to Improve Children’s Lives

The Department of Pediatrics provides care with skill and compassion, develops clinical and educational resources for children, advances research to find treatments for pediatric diseases and advocates for those in need in the community.

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The department’s clinical programs span pediatric specialties. In addition to providing hospital-based care, faculty and staff develop regional programs to care for children with obesity and autism spectrum disorders, as well as those facing food insecurity and questions of gender identity. The department is also expanding cancer, cardiology and neurology programs.

The pediatrics team educates compassionate, highly skilled physician leaders through Dell Medical School’s undergraduate and graduate medical education programs and continuing education seminars for physicians.

Dell Med fosters an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration, innovation and discovery to enhance health care through scientific advances. The department has more than 300 research and quality-improvement projects from its clinical divisions and researchers. A monthly seminar provides updates on current research.

The Department of Pediatrics is home to the Dell Pediatric Research Institute, where faculty across disciplines partner with health care providers to conduct research that translates into new products, programs and treatments that improve children’s health and pediatric care.

It also hosts the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship and (with the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care) the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, plus the Pediatric Residency, Child Neurology Residency (with the Department of Neurology) and the Transitional Residency (with the Department of Internal Medicine).

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Keeping Central Texas Children Healthy & Safe

The Department of Pediatrics is working to prevent and treat childhood obesity.

Strengthening the Community

The pediatrics team works with a variety of preexisting community programs.